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Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge

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Cedar Key, FL
+1 352-493-0238
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Great jewel of Florida

If traveling in Florida towards Cedar Key consider a side drive to the Suwannee refuge where a... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Marc W
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Orlando, Florida
via mobile
A Nice Visit

This is a great park to spend so time enjoying nature and to get some local history. There are... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2017
57RRoberts
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Lewes, Delaware
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One of the largest unspoiled estuarine systems in the U.S.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Cedar Key, FL
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

If traveling in Florida towards Cedar Key consider a side drive to the Suwannee refuge where a short hike brings you to a boardwalk down to the historic river... worth the walk

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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great park to spend so time enjoying nature and to get some local history. There are several nice hiking trails that take you out into the marsh areas. They have elevated walkways that really allow you to get close to nature. There...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Wow! Absolutely interesting and beautiful. We walked both the river loop and the Shell Mound loop. The US Fish and Wildlife personnel ( both paid and volunteer) are stellar. The archeology of the hunter gatherer shell people from thousands of years ago is fascinating. A...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Loads of local and regional information, maps, pamphlets, little gifts to take back to friends, and a friendly staff.

Thank MAGGI H
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

The Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to see birds. We enjoyed a day visit here at the refuge. It was kinda warm but we seen alot of birds.

Thank Melissa W
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

The loop tour is a nice way to get off the beaten path. With occasional wildlife sightings the Refuge is just about as away from it all as it gets. The "river road" state road #347 that takes you there is a nice trip from...More

1  Thank hospitalityand
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

We had a break in a bad spat of weather and took the nine mile trail from south to north. Our adventure brought us upon and amazing bard owl, a small gator and a slithering snake. The ponds were gorgeous but no wildlife noted. You...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2016

We only saw a small portion of this Refuge by driving up 347 from Cedar Key. We stopped at the Shell Mound Unit and strolled around the boat launch and fishing pier. Beautiful water views and lots of waterfowl. We continued on 347 to the...More

1  Thank CTK6955
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

With an all access trail, beautiful boardwalk leading to the historic Suwannee River, placards describing plants and animals, gracious staff, this is where I want my tax dollars going! Great job LSNWR staff and great job "Friends of Lower Suwanee"!

Thank Christopher K
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

We've been in this maze of roads and trials a number of times. We've seen lois of snakes and gators in here, one a real monster. Many different kinds of birds. There's fish in many of the little ponds and streams that dot the area....More

Thank Joe C
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